A mourning mom. Priscilla Presley is thanking followers for his or her assist following the demise of her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, at age 54.
“Thanks all to your condolences, you’ve got touched me together with your phrases. It has been a really troublesome time however simply understanding your love is on the market makes a distinction,” Priscilla, 77, tweeted on Monday, January 23, after Lisa Marie’s public memorial at Graceland in Tennessee.
Lisa Marie’s family members gathered on the household’s mansion on Sunday, January 22, to say their goodbyes. Priscilla struggled to carry again tears as she learn a eulogy ready by certainly one of her youthful granddaughters of hers. (Lisa Marie shared twins Harper and Finley, 14, with ex-husband michael lockwood.)
“I don’t know tips on how to put my mom into phrases, fact is there are too many,” Priscilla stated. “Lisa Marie Presley was an icon, a task mannequin, a superhero to many individuals everywhere in the world, however Mama was my icon, my function mannequin, my superhero in rather more methods than one. Even now, I can not get throughout all the pieces there’s to be understood or recognized about her however as she all the time stated, ‘I will do my finest.’”
The New York native welcomed Lisa Marie with the late Elvis Presley in February 1968. 4 years later, the previous couple referred to as it quits. The musician filed for divorce on her birthday in January 1973, and the proceedings have been made closing that October. (Elvis died in August 1977 at age 42.)
Information broke of Lisa Marie’s demise hours after Us Weekly confirmed on January 12 that the singer-songwriter was hospitalized for cardiac arrest.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that I need to share the devastating information that my lovely daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” Priscilla stated in a press release on the time. “She was probably the most passionate sturdy and loving girl I’ve ever recognized. We ask for privateness as we attempt to take care of this profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers. At the moment there will likely be no additional remark.”
Two days earlier than Lisa Marie’s hospitalization made headlines, she attended the 2023 Golden Globes together with her mom in assist of Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis. The mother-daughter duo have been entrance and heart as Austin Butler gained Finest Efficiency by an Actor in a Movement Image – Drama for his portrayal of the “Jailhouse Rock” crooner.
The Elvis Presley Enterprises cofounder went on to reward Butler, 31, through Instagram on January 12. “My heartfelt congratulations to @austinbutler for the Golden Globe award for finest actor. It was a lot deserved,” Priscilla gushed. “I studied Elvis for two years and easily grew to become him in his efficiency of him. I am so pleased with you, Austin. I solely want that the genius that Baz Luhrmann captured was additionally acknowledged. #GoldenGlobes #elvismovie.”
Through the years, Lisa Marie spoke candidly about her relationships together with her dad and mom. Throughout a September 2013 look on The Discussthe “Soiled Laundry” singer teased that her late father “was not strict in any respect” — however Priscilla laid down the regulation.
“My mother…was actually strict. So it was very complicated after I’d should go, you recognize, forwards and backwards between the 2,” the Tennessee native stated, earlier than confessing that she feels as if she resembles her father de ella. “I’ve my mother’s energy, I feel. [But] his character and kind of his depth ranges, typically, I can emulate fairly properly.”
The “Sticks and Stones” performer went on to explain her personal parenting model with daughter Riley Keough. Together with the Zola actress, 33, Lisa Marie shared son Benjamin Keough with ex-husband Danny Keough. (Benjamin died by suicide at age 27 in July 2020.)
“When Riley got here round—my mother was actually, actually strict with me, [almost] constrictive. I noticed that is not going to work very properly [with my daughter] as a result of it made [my mom and I] not get shut for a really very long time,” she stated on The Discuss. “We at the moment are very shut. However after I was youthful, it was troublesome to have a relationship with somebody who was [strict] on a regular basis. With Riley I noticed I’ve to kind of play pal and father or mother. I am making an attempt to navigate that one just a little bit.”
Lisa Marie is survived by her mom, Riley, Harper and Finley. us confirmed after the Graceland memorial on Sunday that the Daisy Jones & the Six actress and her husband, Ben Smith-Petersenquietly welcomed a daughter.